Woman Moderately Injured in Jefferson County Accident

(Desoto) A 35-year-old female suffered moderate injuries in a one-car crash this afternoon in Jefferson County. The Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on Highway 21, North of Britton Road. Blackwell resident Brittany Benson was traveling Northbound in her 2005 Ford Expedition when she began to slide on wet pavement. Her vehicle rotated counter-clockwise and slid off the left side of the road. The front left of her vehicle struck a tree and came to a rest on its passenger side. Valley Ambulance District transported Benson to Mercy Hospital South. Benson was not wearing a seatbelt and her vehicle was totaled in the accident.